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  1. Convert Text in After Effects

    The ability to trace text in After Effects and to remain as text rather than having to copy and paste from Illustrator (just like you can convert Photoshop text to After Effects text)

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  2. Import SVG fill-rule="evenodd"

    This is a major problem for having SVG look correct.

    Please import fill-rule="evenodd" properly. Test case of an "O" that imports incorrectly (as fill-rule="nonzero") without the hole in the middle. Illustrator gets this wrong, but XD imports it properly. Some additional issues:

    1. Ref-ing the same mask crashes Illustrator.
    2. Nested masks don't import properly.
    3. Gradient and image transforms and patterns (fit/fill/tile) don't import

    <svg width="90" height="90" viewBox="0 0 90 90" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&quot; xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
    <title>O</title>
    <use xlink:href="#path1_fill" fill="#C4C4C4"/>
    <defs>
    <path id="path1_fill" fill-rule="evenodd" d="M 67.0157 46.007C 68.8447 34.502 61.8237 24 48.1947 24C 33.9167 24 25.0667 34.03 23.2967 44.945C 21.4677 56.45 28.1347 66.952 42.1767…

    7 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  3. Import SVG masks without crashing

    Illustrator app crashes when an SVG mask is referenced more than once. This has been in successive releases of Illustrator. Also nested masks aren't supported either.

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  4. When exporting an image, using artboard, with a single artboard, don't change filename.

    If save an image using "Export As" , and I select the "use artboards" (because I want the image to be of that size, and I only want to export one specific artboard of my file, It would be better if it didn't add to the file name (ie: the filename-01.png would be filename.png). This is because I find myself exporting each layer of the same artboard with a specific name (ex: characterarm.png, characterleg.png, etc) and I have to remove the "01"s manually.
    I understand that this feature is really useful when exporting all the artboards at the…

    49 votes

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    Hi Everyone,

    We are pleased announce that in the latest beta build of Illustrator (v 26.4, which can be downloaded via Beta section of Creative Cloud Desktop app), we have fixed this. Request you to please download the build and give it a try. 


    Thanks.

  5. Set default PDF export preset

    When saving as PDF the preset is always set to Illustrator standard and you have to manually use the drop down menu to choose the standard you need.

    Most designers use always the same standard. I work for example in preprint and have to select X1a. It sucks to have to select this for every dingle file dozens of times a day.

    Other designers struggle there as well and send us constantly PDFs that are not X1a because of this. They forget about the selection.

    To ease up regular work flows it would be very handy to save this setting…

    135 votes

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  6. All the features of Adobe XD are presented in Adobe Illustrator CC

    All the features of Adobe XD are presented in Adobe Illustrator CC (allowing Illustrator to make designs for website and apps prototypes quickly and easily). Increase process speed in opening large files from Adobe Illustrator and save large files in Adobe Illustrator CC.

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  7. "Export for Screens" Control Dimensions and Resolution with Additional Profiles

    Have presets for other files just like "Adobe PDF Presets" so you can make definitions for a variety of file types.

    Alternatively build out the "File > Export > Export for Screens > Format Settings" to include things like resolution, image quality, etc. JPG 100 to JPG 20 should be in these settings and not in the "Export for Screens" dialog.

    This would address some of the issues with "Export for Screens" defined in the following thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2383113

    P.S.
    The IOS and Android presets are a good idea, but I would expand this so people can set up their own…

    73 votes

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  8. Auto save!!!!

    I'm tired of loosing hours of work because my work is not automatically saved as it is in all other tools I use..

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  9. Automation when opening multiple identical files for adjustments

    Have 5 identical DXF files that need to be opened at the same scale (1-1 mm) centered on a 12 x 24 artboard and saved out as PDF. Some way to record this like an action so that when the second file is opened the scale, rulers and save as options are preserved, and perhaps the save to location. Process perhaps 300 such files per year and this would be a huge time saver. Even if only a single file it would be nice to have some persistent parameters that could be set when opening a file such as always…

    1 vote

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  10. Open a PDF with option to outline text

    Sometimes if you don't have a font, a pdf opened in Illustrator will result in boxes with "x"s in them in place of all the fonts. I know how to go into Adobe Acrobat and fix this. But.... Would be nice if Illustrator had a dialogue box when opening a PDF that gave the option to outline all text open opening.

    13 votes

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  11. Fully support the SVG standard

    Illustrator can not read every SVG file. Some it doesn't read at all, some are imported only halfway or just completely messed up. There are issues with <use>, especially when used in herarchies. e.g. this file: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europaflagge#/media/File:Flag_of_Europe.svg There are issues with groups and masks and there are issues when units are missing e.g. from stroke widths. Also: SVG can have several attributes which Illustrator will delete when opening. Fully supporting the standard will enable people to have a workflow based on SVG files.

    134 votes

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    Started  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Just a general status update. We are currently and will continuously improve SVG import support in Adobe Illustrator. We are currently working on solving the issues mentioned in this report. Please feel free to open new bug reports here on uservoice if you are experiencing additional/untracked issues.

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  13. Opening Multi-Page PDFs should have a larger preview or scalable preview

    The Open PDF window box that comes up when you try to open a Multi-Page PDF should have a larger preview. In the Open PDF window much of the text can be garbled, which doesn't help if you are not sure which page of a 49 page document you need to open.

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  14. Links 'Reveal in Finder' function as InDesign

    Add an extra Links panel function under or above 'Reveal in Bridge' called maybe 'Reveal in Finder', as already exists in InDesign.

    81 votes

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  15. Allow the app to send projects to Sketch

    If I want to outline a drawing in Illustrator Draw but color it in Photoshop Sketch, right now I have to save it to the creative cloud as PSD. There should be an option where I can open the full project in Sketch app, in both apps where in Photoshop Sketch I can choose to either import a project from Illustrator Draw, or while in Draw I can export a project to Photoshop Sketch.

    5 votes

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  16. Wrong exported image size if artboard coordinates are float

    AI 21.1.0 macOS.

    In attached AI file there are 1 artboard if you just export it for Screens you will get an image size 105px × 104px, however in AI it's sized as 104x104px.
    Check that X coordinate of artboard is 172.34 px, so it's float. Just change it to 172px and re-publish and image will be 104x104.

    So, coordinates of artboard should affect into output png image.

    ALso, should be related too:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/20530969-export-for-screens-adds-extra-pixels-at-to-exports

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    Hi,

    If you will export artboards in any fractional scale or by specifying height and width you will get correct output.

    The best way to not get an extra pixel is keep your artboard coordinates in integers. You can achieve that by changing the reference point of artboard to top left and typing in the nearest integer or do Make Pixel Perfect(Object > Make Pixel Perfect). If size of your artboard is increased please manage that accordingly and export.

    Thanks & Regards
    Nitish Agarwal
    Illustrator Team

  17. Export to SVG, export page knockout groups.

    Page knockout groups seem to be ignored when exporting to SVG. You can manually change the knockouts to cutouts, for example using pathfinder divide and deleting the unwanted parts, but would be nice if you didn't need to.

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  18. Unembed multiple images all at once

    Be able to select multiple linked images in links palette and unembed them simultaneously.

    52 votes

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  19. Export for Screens, CMYK to RGB

    When working in a CMYK Illustrator file, the Export for Screens function currently creates CMYK jpgs. Since it is for screens, it should convert to RGB. Or at least there should be an option to convert the color mode for the exported files.

    In a package design project, the files are primarily for printing, but digital mockups are a secondary purpose. So it is necessary for the CMYK color mode to be converted to RGB. Export for Screens seems like it should inherently create RGB files.

    115 votes

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  20. .ait Files not showing.

    I dont know if this is the bug reporting area or not. However when i Create a ait file it will not allow me to open the original and it does not show up in the CC Library's when i upload it to CC.

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